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original articleIssue 17 (2) 2018 pp. 149-157

Piotr Kołodziejczyk1, Agnieszka Makowska1, Barbara Pospieszna2, Jan Michniewicz1, Hanna Paschke1

1Institute of Food Technology of Plant Origin, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
Department of Tourism and Recreation, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Chemical and nutritional characteristics of high-fibre rye milling fractions


Background. Many studies have demonstrated the potential health benefits of consuming more high-fibre cereal-based food products. Therefore, there is a need to discover new ways to improve the overall nutritional balance of refined cereal products and focus on increasing their dietary fibre content, at the expense of readily digestible carbohydrates.

Material and methods. Lab-scale milling and sieving of whole rye grain was used to obtain two fractions rich in dietary fibre. The fractions were analysed and compared, in terms of microstructure, chemical com- position and nutritional quality.

Results. The two fractions significantly obtained differed in their particle size and contents of minerals, available saccharides, and nutritional fractions of starch and dietary fibre and its major components. The total dietary fibre concentrations in the coarse and fine fractions were 50.0 and 36.0 g/100 g, respectively, i.e. three and 2.2 times higher than that of wholegrain rye flour. Both fractions also differed in their relative proportions of major fibre components. In the fine fraction, the levels of soluble fibre, as well as soluble arabinoxylans and fructans, were significantly higher than those in the coarse fraction.

Conclusions. It was shown that the application of a simple dry-fractionation method to wholemeal rye flour allows the preparation of two rye products which can serve as concentrated sources of dietary fibre low in available saccharides.

Keywords: rye grain, dry fractionation, high-fibre milling fraction, dietary fibre components, proximate com- position, nutritional quality
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MLA Kołodziejczyk, Piotr, et al. "Chemical and nutritional characteristics of high-fibre rye milling fractions." Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment. 17.2 (2018): 149-157. http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.AFS.0559
APA Kołodziejczyk P., Makowska A., Pospieszna B., Michniewicz J., Paschke H. (2018). Chemical and nutritional characteristics of high-fibre rye milling fractions. Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment. 17 (2), 149-157 http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.AFS.0559
ISO 690 KOłODZIEJCZYK, Piotr, et al. Chemical and nutritional characteristics of high-fibre rye milling fractions. Acta Sci.Pol. Technol. Aliment., 2018, 17.2: 149-157. http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.AFS.0559